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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 05:09 AM

LGBTQ organizations sue Trump administration and S.C. after group denied lesbian couple's foster

LGBTQ organizations sue Trump administration and S.C. after group denied lesbian couple's foster care application


Various organizations are suing the state and federal governments on behalf of a married gay couple who was denied services at a Greenville foster care agency earlier this year.

S.C. Equality, Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU's South Carolina chapter filed suit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in downtown Charleston.

The complaint centers on Brandy Welch and Eden Rogers, a Unitarian Universalist couple who has been married for three years and has two daughters aged 7 and 10.

In April, they decided to open their home to foster children and submit an online application with Greenville-based Miracle Hill Ministries, according to S.C. Equality.

Read more: https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/TheBattery/archives/2019/05/30/lgbtq-organizations-sue-trump-administration-and-sc-after-group-denied-lesbian-couples-foster-care-application

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